Duende posts their issues online, so you can read what types of work they are submitting. Spend some time reading past issues and submit your best work. For more info on submitting, read my Submission Tips here.
I wondered how and why this journal came to be, so I asked Duende poetry editor Anita Olivia Koester a few questions to find out. See my interview with Koester and a link to their submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Duende.
KOESTER: Duende is the all-online literary journal of the BFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College. Our issues are published bi-annually in the spring and the fall, and we also spotlight writers and artists once a month. Our journal is run by a staff of undergraduate students, and advised by faculty members.
HOPKINSON: How/why was Duende originally started?
KOESTER: Since its conception in April of 2013, Duende has been committed torepresenting the true beauty and diversity of the U.S. literary ecosystem. The majority of the work we publish is from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and / or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. We also recently published a feature issue of incarcerated writers, and have one featuring writers and artists who have experienced displacement or diaspora coming out in the spring. Our mission is in keeping with Goddard College's mission of helping individuals take imaginative and responsible action in the world.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite lit mags/journals?
KOESTER: We appreciate journals that, like us, aspire to publish writers and artists that are underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals as well as publish work that is provocative and challenging. We respect the mission statements of journals like The Offing, Muzzle Magazine, Vinyl, Bone Bouquet, and HEArt.
HOPKINSON: Where can folks send submissions?
KOESTER: We are accepting submissions for Issue 5 from Oct. 15th– Nov. 30th, though please note, visual arts submissions are accepted year round. We accept submissions through Submittable only. The link can be found easily on our website, or here: www.duende.submittable.com/submit We look forward to reading your work!
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
KOESTER: They can contact us through our website, www.duendeliterary.org, or email@example.com.
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: poetry, prose, translations, and visual art and collaborations
Categories: Call for Submissions